Star Alliance member Avianca LifeMiles is selling miles with up to a 125% bonus.
- They bonus miles purchases very frequently
- Sometimes selling miles for even less than the 1.47 cents apiece under this deal, for instance at the end of November they were selling at 1.35 miles apiece.
Here’s the bonus table:
Buying 101,000 miles gets you 227,250 at a cost of $3333 or 1.47 cents per mile.
LifeMiles will expire after just 12 months of inactivity instead of 24 and only accrual – not redemption – will extend the life of miles, effective April 15.
Still LifeMiles is a fantastic Star Alliance program.
- No fuel surcharges
- Reasonable award chart
Not all connections are bookable, you’re pretty much limited to the options you see on their redemption website (which is serviceable) and telephone customer service is challenging (e-mail is better). I’m a fan of the program and have a few hundred thousand miles there myself.
Avianca LifeMiles is a Citibank transfer partner.